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Name 067299
Title Search for X-ray Counterparts in Pulsar-like High-b Unassociated Fermi Sources


DOI 10.5270/esa-c48rc9n
Author Dr J. Eric Grove
Description The Fermi Large Area Telescope has been very successful at discovering gamma-ray pulsars. As we extend the search to dimmer sources, the larger position uncertainty makes discovery more challenging. We propose to observe a set of 6 LAT-detected high Galactic latitude gamma-ray sources that have pulsar-like gamma-ray spectra but no as-yet identified counterparts in any other waveband. These sources have been detected by LAT with high significance and are likely nearby gamma-ray pulsars. The proposed observations are for 20 ks per source, covering the LAT error region in a single pointing. We will determine the X-ray position, flux, and spectral properties for any sources detected by XMM-Newton within this region. This proposal follows successful XMM programs we proposed in Cycles 8 and 9.
Publication Serendipitous UV source catalogues for 10 years of XMM and 5 years of Swift . Yershov, V. N., . Ap&SS . 354-97 . 2014 . 2014Ap&SS.354...97Y ,
Searches for Millisecond Pulsar Candidates among the Unidentified Fermi Objects . Hui, C. Y., Park, S. M., et all. . ApJ . 809-68 . 2015 . 2015ApJ...809...68H ,
The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
A multiwavelength investigation of candidate millisecond pulsars in unassociated gamma-ray sources . Salvetti, D., Mignani, R. P., et all. . MNRAS . 470-466 . 2017 . 2017MNRAS.470..466S ,
Identification of candidate millisecond pulsars from Fermi LAT observations II . Dai, Xue-Jie, Wang, Zhong-Xiang, et all. . RAA . 17-72 . 2017 . 2017RAA....17...72D ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-02-08T04:10:17Z/2012-04-15T15:59:29Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2013-05-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-05-09T00:00:00Z, 067299, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-c48rc9n